This award was generously supported by an Anonymous donor. _
Tony Marsh is a ceramicist whose artistic pursuit has focused on the non-utilitarian ceramic vessel for the last 30 years. Marsh is equally devoted to being an artist as well as an educator. His work is in several private and permanent museum collections around the world, included among them are the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Museum of Art and Design, New York; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Oakland Museum of Art; the Gardiner Museum of Art, Toronto; and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.
Marsh is the son of artists Mary Burr, a former dancer for American Ballet Theater and a performer on Broadway, and Donald Marsh, a novelist and poet. He earned a BFA in Ceramic Art at California State University Long Beach and an MFA at Alfred University in New York. In between, Marsh spent 3 years in Mashiko, Japan at the workshop of Tatsuzo Shimaoka, who was designated a “Living National Treasure.”
Marsh is the Program Chair of the Ceramics Program at California State University, Long Beach, which he has chaired for the last 25 years.